[Foundation-l] Board-announcement: Board Restructuring

Mike Godwin mgodwin at wikimedia.org
Tue Apr 29 00:35:43 UTC 2008

Geoffrey writes:

> Mike, the new change has made it?so a majority is unelected.

The Bylaws don't require that a majority be elected. They require that  
a majority come from the community, as defined by the Board. In  
effect, the Board has now expanded the definition of "community" to  
include both the chapters and Jimmy. If Jimmy chooses to serve, the  
community seats dominate 6-4.  If Jimmy leaves or is not reappointed,  
the community seats have a 5-to-4 majority.

And, of course, it is entirely possible that community members may be  
appointed to the expertise spots, as someone else has pointed out.


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